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Kenya’s climate resilient low emission development

Countries and regions
Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa
Action area


Case summary

Climate resilience has been integrated into low emission development planning in Kenya through their National Climate Change Action Plan. In particular, the Action Plan prioritizes deployment of technologies that will support both mitigation and adaptation outcomes. To enable action prioritization, a local and international technical team used a development impact assessment framework to assess mitigation, resilience and development impacts associated with various technologies and practices considered under the plan. As an example, technologies that reduce water use and emissions, while also supporting jobs were prioritized as key actions bridging climate change mitigation and resilience, as well as critical development goals. Key actions and good practices profiled in this case study are highlighted below.

  • Stakeholder engagement to inform the action plan and analysis undertaken to prioritize technologies and practices.
  • Partnership among government and technical institutions as well as international partners to inform the analysis and overall plan.
  • Use of a framework that allows for communication of various development and climate impacts across technologies.
  • Use of qualitative and quantitative information and data to inform the assessment of development and climate impacts.
  • Communication of analytical results to policymakers and other stakeholders to support implementation of actions presented in the plan.
Planning and implementation activity
Developing Strategies and Plans, Analysis and Data Collection, Developing and Implementing Policies and Measures, Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Institutions involved

Government of Kenya, Energy Research Center of the Netherlands, Climate and Development Knowledge Network, Africa Adaptation Programme, DANIDA, UKAID, UNDP, AFD

Developing strategies and plans
Low Emission Development Strategies
Sectors and themes
Agriculture, Energy Efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Renewable Energy, Transport
Source details
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership